SOLIDWORKS 2017 is Fast Approaching

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As most of you already know (and are hopefully pretty excited for!), SOLIDWORKS, puts a lot of time in effort into enhancing the software each year.  There are many great enhancements, a lot of which come from user requests, that make using SOLIDWORKS better and better each year. With that being said, these enhancements are only beneficial if you know about them, AND use them.  Yes, while some of them are behind the scenes enhancements that make the overall performance […]

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Upcoming CATI Training Classes for July 2016

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Did you know that CATI has more than 50 training classes to help you with SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Data Management and 3D Printing? We have worked with you and your companies to provide you the best tools to get your job done. These tools are very complex and can be difficult to understand without the proper training. Let our techs help you learn the software as it applies to you and your job. We offer our classes in 2 formats; classroom […]

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Top 10 Enhancements SOLIDWORKS 2016 Part 4

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In this post I will highlight the last 3 of my top 10 favorite enhancements of SOLIDWORKS 2016. If you have not read the first 3 blogs in this series here is a quick summary. Part 1 – Assembly Mating Improvements  Part 2 – Breadcrumbs, Midpoint selection with dynamic highlighting, and Convert Entities feature Part 3 – Intersect, Sweep, and  Mate Controller features Remember that these are just my top ones and there are many other great ones too. The […]

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New Runner Domain in Plastics 2016

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One of the new features in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2016 is the Runner Domain for Plastics Professional and Plastics Premium.  If you’re not familiar with domains in the SOLIDWORKS Plastics product, a domain is how Plastics recognizes different volumes in the CAD file.  The domains in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2016 are cavity, runner, insert, cooling channel, and mold.  Depending upon the complexity of the analysis you are solving, you may have all five domains present in a single analysis. In the following […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Installation – #SW2016

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 offers a few new options for installing the software. The first enhancement will make the CAD Administrators happy. You are now allowed to deploy installs based on IP addresses or IP ranges. This eliminates the need to list all of the machine names in the admin image. This will be a time saver, especially if a machine gets renamed. Installation errors no longer mean you are stuck trying to figure out what has happened. Now you will get […]

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